Do you prefer using the donkey for the light transportation?

@Treborika (17255)
Mombasa, Kenya
February 19, 2024 2:52am CST
l hope you people are doing so well wherever you are. This is a very great moment that the lord has made for us today. l am therefore very greatlful for that. In my life l have been thought on how to use the cheap improvised machine and equipment to keep like going. That's why in my household there are two bicycles that help me on the light transportation for the household's needs. For instance the bicycle has helped me to carry water with considering that we get water from a ten kilometres distance. I am glad that l have the skills for making bicycle repair. For me l don't prefer the using of animals for the transportation though donkeys are the mostly used here When going to the town l normally use the public transportation buses. What about you? Good day!
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@sjvg1976 (41131)
• Delhi, India
19 Feb
No I have never used donkeys for transportation though I see people use them for the transportation of goods specially the people who live on the mountains.
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@sjvg1976 (41131)
• Delhi, India
20 Feb
@Treborika that's true.
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
19 Feb
They are very cheaper to maintain and carry heavy loads at once
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 Feb
@sjvg1976 I think most people don't like to use animals for the transportation
@LadyDuck (457918)
• Switzerland
19 Feb
We do not use animals anymore for transportation here in Switzerland.
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
19 Feb
It's like you have the the full advancement in the technology whereby the owning of cars is just like a normal thing. Come to Africa that's where you will know a person that owns a car is considered as very rich person
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• Georgia
19 Feb
@Treborika When I got to Europe the first time I was worried I would not be able to function without a car or bicycle. It was an eye-opener to be in a world where busses and trains are safe (very safe), on time and cheap. As for rich people owning cars - wait for the electric car thing, with the vast swathes of Africa without electricity, people are going to find it even more difficult and expensive to get around. Say what you want about Rhodes, but he really wanted that Cape to Cairo rail - it would have resolved so many issues with transport.
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@LadyDuck (457918)
• Switzerland
19 Feb
@Treborika I do not drive. We have very good public transport here in Switzerland, trains, buses, boats on the lakes and bicycle if you want to use one.
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@JudyEv (325598)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
That is a long way to have to go to get water. Do you have to go every day? I guess you do. Thank goodness you have a bike. Donkeys aren't used here, except perhaps in outback areas. .
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@JudyEv (325598)
• Rockingham, Australia
20 Feb
@Treborika It would be a very big problem if it's 12 kms away.
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 Feb
Getting fresh water is really a problem here
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 Feb
@JudyEv The good thing with that is the fact that we are used to that
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@db20747 (43426)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
19 Feb
I want to live in the country and travel like this. I'm always on the bus, too much traffic and noise. Great thing to have a bicycle. This is cheaper than a car and easier to take care of and use.
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
19 Feb
Unfortunately in Africa when you don't own the car you are considered as very poor.
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@db20747 (43426)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
20 Feb
@Treborika well poor I am!!
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 Feb
@db20747 Are you sure?
@dya80dya (33468)
19 Feb
No, here we don't use animals anymore.
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 Feb
Okay.l can see that was a long gone thing
@porwest (78761)
• United States
19 Feb
We have a lot of jackasses on the roads here, but none of them are donkeys. lol
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 Feb
Thanks for pointing that out
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@snowy22315 (169883)
• United States
19 Feb
We don't use donkeys for transport in the US. People that are ranchers use horses on their ranch though
@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
19 Feb
I now realise that the animal transportation is long gone thing in many countries.
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@aureliah (24319)
• Kenya
19 Feb
I have never used a donkey for any kind of transportation.
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 Feb
I am very glad to hear that
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@MarieCoyle (28421)
19 Feb
The only people I can think of that use animals for transportation here in the US are the Old Order Amish. There are several communities of them not far from me, I see their horses and buggies often. However, they often go into a city and rent a van and driver to shop. I see them in Target, Costco and sometimes other smaller stores.
@MarieCoyle (28421)
20 Feb
@Treborika The sad part about the horse and buggies is that they use the regular roads. There are a lot of accidents with them.
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 Feb
@MarieCoyle Now that the main challenge with them. An alternative road set aside for them would be very great idea
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
20 Feb
That's very great l must say
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• Georgia
19 Feb
I've never used an animal for transportation. I've seen what people do to donkey's to get them moving and I don't like that. When we are settled, I might start cycling again, but for now - walk or bus.
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@Treborika (17255)
• Mombasa, Kenya
19 Feb
I am too getting to sympathise on what people do to the donkeys. That's why l don't prefer using them for sure. l wish l get a motorbike for sure
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